1. artistjakeprendez:

    So I’m working on a new painting about letting go of someone and moving on and I found this image of the mayan vision serpent which represented a renewal ceremony/ shedding ones skin. Woah! This process has been so powerful. This painting has become my own ceremony and when you close one door you may just open another ;-) #painting #oilpainting #chicano #chicana #LA #losangeles #mexican #mayan #green #ghost #artist #beard #handlebarmustache #love #lettinggo #visionserpent #tattooedmen #tattoos #highlandpark

    Artist: Jake Prendez

  2. zpvisual:

    Fronteriza (Amalia) || Chicle Print on Photo Paper 2014 #borde #border #frontera #wall #elchuco #juaritos #elpasodelnorte

    Artist:Zeque Penya Fronterizas Series | depicts women from our border community in the same place on both sides of the wall. This series is currently exhibited in VISUAL STILLS ALONG LA FRONTERA at La Fe Cultural Center in downtown El Paso, TX thru Oct. 24.

  3. chicanoartmovement:


    Look who’s all grown up and got a YouTube channel!

    View us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpn8qjbVoEBk4gHdHVPAIGA


  4. lexxdigs:

    Analog collage with A Melodias Mexicanas zine feat Hortensia Galvez, May 15 1977. #lofi #melodiasmexicanas #mexicana #cantante #musiczines #roses #collage #analog #sacred #sacredness #vintage #emphemera #succulents

    Artist: Lexx Valdez

  5. zpvisual:

    End Day III at NMMA || Hand Painted background of Jose Montoya’s drawings and other locura. #rcaf #chicago #josemontoya

    CAM: Artist Zeque Penya at National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago IL. For Ritos y Recuerdo exhibition 2014.

  6. chicanobatman:

    Fall 2014 Tour Dates (Photo: Itzel Alejandra Martinez)

    9/30 - House of Blues Sunset, Hollywood, CA
    10/15 - FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ
    10/17 - Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
    10/18 - Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX
    10/19 - 5 Points Bistro, El Paso, TX
    10/20 - Schmidy’s Tavern, Palm Desert, CA
    10/25 - UCSB/ Anisq’Oyo’ Park, Santa Barbara, CA
    11/1-Rancho Las Flores Park (Dia De Los Muertos),Coachella, CA
    11/2 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
    11/7 - Cal Poly Pomona (Dia De Los Muertos), Pomona, CA
    11/15 - Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
    11/16 - The New Parish, Oakland, CA
    Visit www.chicanobatman.com for more details!



  8. zpvisual:

    Fronteriza (Sandra) | charcoal on paper. A simple portrait with symbols representing important things in Sandra’s life story. Going to be making serigraph (silkscreen) prints of this for a portfolio. #drawing #frontera #simple

    Artist: Zeque Penya

  9. eldonnews:

    In the latest issue learn about the legacy that Emigdio Vasquez left behind.

    CAM: Image: Emigdio Vasquez -“The Legacy of Cesar Chavez” 1997 mural, at Santa Ana College, in California.

  10. melaniecervantes:

    "todos somos Ramona" A portrait of Commandate Ramona, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional by Jesus Barraza.I (melanie) just printed about 140 small sized prints of this design. Ramona helped to write the Revolutionary Laws of Women for the EZLN and was first sent to engage with the Mexican government in peace talks in 1994. If you have never heard of her look her up. ( www.narconews.com/Issue40/article1542.html). Making these prints was a focused exercise against the act of forgetting. Historical amnesia is part of a colonization of our memories.

    The diffusion of this art should be the touchstone for a longer, deeper conversation about Ramona and the ongoing struggles of the EZLN and the Global South. Ramona Presente!

    Artists: Dignidad Rebelde (Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes).

  11. zpvisual:

    2/4 Waterbound Painting // www.zpvisual.com/waterbound #waterbound #border #frontera #water

    Artist: Zeque Penya

  12. Photograph of Roberto Chavez’s mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ in production on Ingalls Auditorium, East Los Angeles College, 1974. Image credit: Oscar R. Castillo Photographic Archives, Chicano Studies Research Center Library/UCLA.

    East LA Homecoming for artist Roberto Chavez

    Roberto Chavez and The False University: A Retrospective
    September 13 to December 6, 2014
    Large Gallery

    This fall, Vincent Price Art Museum presents “Roberto Chavez and the False University: a Retrospective,” an exhibition with special ties to the East Los Angeles community and the Chicano art movement and artists in East Los Angeles. Chavez, who grew up in East LA and taught at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), was an important pioneer of the Chicano art movement. This is the first examination of Chavez’s role as an artist and artist mentor in East LA, as well as the first public investigation of his 1974-1979 mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ and its whitewashing, supported by documents, visual images, and testimonials.

    Everyone is invited to attend a special Walkthrough with the Artist on Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m., followed by an Opening Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

    More than fifty artworks dating from the late-1940s to the present are included in the exhibition. Subjects range from self-portraits to portraits of friends and family, as well as works that reference socioeconomic and political conditions of the time. The artist’s distinctive, empathetic commentary on the human condition ties together the work in this wide-ranging show.

    The exhibition includes a full-color, 48-page catalogue with original essays by co-curators Sybil Venegas and William Moreno. Venegas writes about the impact Chavez had as an educator and mentor to students and artists. She also focuses on the controversial 1979 whitewashing of Chavez’s East Los Angeles College mural, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University.” Moreno writes on Chavez’s powerful portraiture and its connection to contemporary art. The catalogue, The Path to Knowledge and the False University, is supported by the Union Pacific Foundation.

    Read more about Roberto Chavez and his career in the press release:

    Vincent Price Art Museum
    Please note: VPAM will be closed to the public from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.
    Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been open in its brand new facility since May 2011. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest public museum serving the San Gabriel Valley. And, as part the Performing & Fine Arts Center on campus, VPAM is dedicated to the presentation of significant and wide-ranging exhibitions that directly benefit ELAC and all of our surrounding communities.

    For complete exhibition descriptions, related free programs, public hours, parking, and other information: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org